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Former child migrants seek compensation for alleged child abuse

The adults, who were taken to Fairbridge Farm School as children, have alleged experiencing physical, mental and sexual abuse in the Australian school.

FORMER MIGRANTS WHO were brought as children from England to New South Wales in Australia have claimed they suffered abuse in the school they were sent to.

The alleged sexual abuse took place in the Fairbridge Farm School in Molong and the class action covers all residents between 1939 and 1974, ABC news reports.

Claims have been lodged against the New South Wales and Commonwealth governments as well as the charity whose care the children were under.

One former resident of Fairbridge Farm School  said that children were beaten and that there was mental and physical cruelty.

The Fairbridge Foundation ran Molong Farm, and was established by Kingsley Fairbridge, a South African Rhodes scholar.

More than 800 children were sent from England to the school between 1938 and 1974.

The group taking the claim are hoping to receive monetary compensation and achieve justice for the alleged victims.

For more information read this story on ABC>

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